Last full day in Lomé
Trip Start Mar 14, 2013
20Trip End Apr 05, 2013
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At lunch time I took a rattle-trap taxi to the Krimas hotel for an Indian lunch. When I told the taxi driver I wanted to go to the Krimas hotel he said thoughtfully, "mm, Christmas Hotel…" When I pronounced it clearly again, he got it and off we went.
I continued work until 3:00 when a member came by to discuss a sensitive personal situation. He had come from a hundred miles up country to be present during my 2-day visit. Then at 6:00 Guy arrived and we drove to his house for the Bible Study. Before the study we had an organizational meeting about our work in Togo and where we should go from here. Guy and Pierre are setting a very good example here and I’m very encouraged by how things are going for this small but committed and dynamic group.
I was happy to see another member who lives in the bush had come in for the study and will
Following the study and the questions tables were moved outside into the cooler evening air, and we had dinner together. The first course was a raw vegetable salad with a large sea bream and vinaigrette, followed by fried rice with beef, accompanied by soft drinks. We had a very animated discussion with serious questions and jokes, deep thought and joyful laughter. It was a very pleasant evening. Finally it was clear people were getting tired, eyelids were drooping and I knew these were all early risers due to the nature of their work. It’s logical to rise early in
Guy drove me back to the hotel through dusty, smoky, but nearly empty streets, a far cry from the chaos of a few hours earlier.
My short visit to Lomé is nearly done. Tomorrow if all goes as planned I will continue on to one of the more challenging stops on this trip: the Democratic Republic of the Congo.